Drudge’s main headline has Romney up by seven points over Obama, but it’s not clear where these numbers are coming from. The headline link is to an AP article that summarizes the buildup to the final Romney-Obama face-off; the article makes no mention of any polling from this evening.

Does Matt Drudge know something the rest of us don’t?

Time will tell …



Drudge seems pretty excitable tonight. In a matter of minutes, the numbers in his headlines have changed dramatically. We were only able to get a couple of screen grabs before the headline changed:


The headline still links to the same AP article. And Twitterers are still trying to solve the mystery:



NewsBusters’ Noel Sheppard has a theory:

Several Twitterers believe Drudge is updating the popular vote numbers in real time:

One thing’s for sure:

Same here. Whew!